Scholarship programme

Scholarship programme: Styrian Whitsun Dialogue 2017

Taking place every two years, the ‘Geist & Gegenwart’ Whitsun Dialogues engage distinguished speakers and thinkers to reflect on challenges and problems concerning Europe and contribute to an enduring dialogue about the future. Around the general theme “Europe.USA.3.0 – Values.Interests.Perspectives” the 2017 Whitsun Dialogue will discuss challenges facing us today in transatlantic relations and eminently address the value of transatlantic cooperation.

This year too, students and young professionals from all over Europe and the United States of America will have the opportunity to take part in the Whitsun Dialogue from May 31st to June 2nd 2017 by means of a scholarship programme. Scholarship holders will also be entitled to take part in a transatlantic seminar, held on May 30th and 31st at Seggauberg castle. Therefor scholars and professors from Europe and the US will give seminars together in order to address questions from both perspectives and to enable interactive discussions between young people from both sides.

Applications for the scholarship programme 2017

The scholarship programme is directed towards interested and motivated students and young professionals (up to the age of 35) throughout Europe and the US. It includes free entry to the Whitsun Dialogue 2017 (including the transatlantic seminar before it) and free accommodation from May 29th to June 2nd 2017 (4 nights) including meals (from dinner on May 29th till lunch on June 2nd 2017). Accommodation will be organized in apartments and rooms of two or three people. For scholarship holders travelling from the US to Austria, a travel allowance of 50% of real travel costs for flights and trains will be reimbursed (up to a maximum reimbursement of 300,- Euro).

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